I really hope we ship out Podolski this summer. He's a luxury player for us who really doesn't fit our system. I like him, but if he doesn't score he's had a pretty poor game. If he could start playing on the wing like he did last season, that would be awesome. I remember in the West Ham game he had 1 goal and 4 assists, and he was awesome. He once would go towards he touch line, but not anymore. He wants to be involved in the intricate build-up play but he literally can do nothing but finish from the middle. That's fine, but he doesn't get into good positions.
I think Podolski has been really good lately, actually. No need to send him off. We don't need the cash, really, and he's good depth on the wing and up top if needed.
I wish we would get a big DM this summer, a real anchor who would could pass, and defend, which was we need from that position. What I want is the rare DM/DLP hybrid, and those types of players, like Ramsey, are actually better up the field closer to goal. It's a hard combo to find.
We need to upgrade/replace Arteta. I love the guy, and he's still got some left in the tank, but he's about to be 32. If the double pivot of the future is two of Ramsey/Wilshere/Ox, so be it. We'll still need another guy in there, and I think we'd be better for it.
Is Diaby's future health completely hopeless?